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CNN
Nov 28, 2012 1:00am PST
or three americans, including a majority of republicans, say the fiscal cliff should be addressed with a mix, a mix of spending cuts, yes, but also tax increases and if there's no deal according to these polls, they're going to blame republicans more than they blame the president. all the best evidence right now suggests the public wants to see the republicans compromise on this tax question. so from a political standpoint, is it okay for lawmakers to ignore the pledge that they gave earlier? >> well, the challenge is that the pledge that they made and that every two years comes up again in campaigns, this is not an ancient pledge, these are pledges that get discussed every election cycle, democrats in the last two cycles have attacked all the republicans who took the pledge. so they have been reinforced in the fact that voters know that they made that commitment and they got elected making that commitment to voters. >> i just want to be precise on what you consider to be a tax increase. we know an increase in the marginal tax rates, that's a tax increase. but what about capping d
CNN
Nov 27, 2012 10:00pm PST
fiscal cliff should be addressed with a mix, a mix of spending cuts, yes, but also tax increases and if there's no deal according to these polls, they're going to blame republicans more than they blame the president. all the best evidence right now suggests the public wants to see the republicans compromise on this tax question. so from a political standpoint, is it okay for lawmakers to ignore the pledge that they gave earlier? >> well, the challenge is that the pledge that they made and that every two years comes up again in campaigns, this is not an ancient pledge, these are pledges that get discussed every election cycle, democrats in the last two cycles have attacked all the republicans who took the pledge. so they have been reinforced in the fact that voters know that they made that commitment and they got elected making that commitment to voters. >> i just want to be precise on what you consider to be a tax increase. we know an increase in the marginal tax rates, that's a tax increase. but what about capping deductions? from your standpoint of the pledge, would that be con
CNN
Nov 27, 2012 7:00pm PST
very much. >>> coming up, raw politics. the fiscal cliff debate shifts to campaign style tactics. the president planning to hit the road to tout his tax plan. i will speak with lobbyist grover norquist and senator dick durbin about what hangs in the balance next. [ male announcer ] what can you experience in a seat? inspiration. great power. iconic design. exhilarating performance. [ race announcer ] audi once again has created le mans history! [ male announcer ] and once in a great while... all of the above. take your seat in the incomparable audi a8. take advantage of exceptional values on the audi a8 during the season of audi event. ♪ share "not even close." share "you owe me..." share "just right." the share everything plan. shareable data across 10 devices with unlimited talk and text. get a droid incredible 4g lte by htc for $49.99. i heard you guys can ship ground for less than the ups store. that's right. i've learned the only way to get a holiday deal is to camp out. you know we've been open all night. is this a trick to get my spot? [ male announcer ] break from the holida
CNN
Nov 28, 2012 10:00pm PST
way, doing the deal to avoid raising the rates and avoiding the fiscal cliff, where all tax cuts and brakes expire at the end of the year. that is an election, popular at the end of the year, certainly give president obama a lot of clout right now. you can disagree or agree with the policy. that is for you to decide. republican tom cole of oklahoma happens to disagree strongly. at the same time, he recognizes the political reality that all tax cuts will expire on january one, and no one wants to raise taxes on what would amount to 98% of all the taxpayers. >> in my view, we agree we're not going to raise taxes on people that make more than $250,000, we should just take them out of this discuss right now. continue to fight against any rate increases and continue to fight for a much bigger deal. >> congressman cole joins us, the staunchly conservative editorial page of "the wall street journal is on board now. president obama's re-election means that taxes for upper income earners are going up one way or another. the question is how republicans should handle this reality. congressman c
CNN
Nov 29, 2012 1:00am PST
us. >> wolf, thank you. joining us now, senator rand paul from kentucky. let's get to this fiscal cliff. the president set a goal of $4 trillion in debt reduction. are there specific ways of reaching that figure that both of you might agree on? >> well, you know i think one compromise i can agree with democrats on is that we need to cut some military spending. i think the compromise is conservatives like myself who think that national defense is important, should cut on military spending, and cut on some social welfare spending. i think that compromise could get the spending cuts. >> here is the question, both sides are going to have to compromise beyond defense spending. is there anything you see supporting? >> mostly has to be on the spending side. we used to spend 20% of gdp. we're now spending 25% of gdp. federal spending has gone up at an alarming rate in the past four years. and when people say we have to raise taxes on rich people, one there is not enough money and you often find when you get rai to raising rates, you get less revenue. and when you lower rates you get more
CNN
Nov 28, 2012 7:00pm PST
. senator thanks for coming in. let's get to the so-called fiscal cliff. the president has set a goal. $4 trillion in debt reduction over the next decade. are there any specific ways of reaching that figure that both of you might agree on? >> well, you know, one compromise i can agree with democrats on, we need to cut military spending. so i think the compromise is conservatives like myself who think national defense is very important should compromise on military spending and liberals should compromise on entitlements and social welfare spending, that compromise should get to spending cuts. >> here is the question, though. both sides are going to have to compromise, beyond defense spending, any other compromise you could see you supporting? >> mostly has to be to me on the spending side. we used to spend about 20% of gdp. now spending 25% of gdp. federal spending has gone up at an alarming rate in the last four years. people come to me and said say we have to raise taxes on rich people. one there, is not enough money. two, when you raise rates, you get less revenue. sometimes you find wh
CNN
Nov 21, 2012 10:00pm PST
from 220 last year. the report blames the economy concerns and the reports on the fiscal cliff. >>> and you can call cobbler the most lucky turkey in america, after receiving an official pardon by president obama. like many other turkeys heading for the oven, he is retiring to the mt. vernon home. >> thank you very much, suzanne, we'll be right back. with verizon. hurry in this friday for great deals. like the droid razr by motorola in cranberry, free. or a white 7-inch samsung galaxy tab 2, just $99.99. this friday, get the best deals on the best devices on the best network. exclusively at verizon. but don't just listen to me. listen to these happy progressive customers. i plugged in snapshot, and 30 days later, i was saving big on car insurance. with snapshot, i knew what i could save before i switched to progressive. the better i drive, the more i save. i wish our company had something this cool. you're not filming this, are you? aw! camera shy. snapshot from progressive. test-drive snapshot before you switch. visit progressive.com today.
CNN
Nov 26, 2012 10:00pm PST
of republicans said tax increases should be part of the fiscal cliff solution. add that to the election results, and the exit poll results, so how much do all those numbers change the political equation for the gop right now? >> it's hard to say definitively, wolf. i think it changes the equation a little bit. but i think what's more interesting, what you're hearing from senator corker and the rest is the sort of sell antic question, not arithmetic, but semantics. when is a tax increase not really a tax increase. if you don't raise the top rate, if you were talking to the senator before, but you do cap deductions, for the wealthy, does that count as a tax increase? in my book it does count. would republicans then be able to say, well, we didn't raise the top rate? so i think what we see going on right now is a lot of theatrics, you see some republicans in the senate. and i would argue that the house republicans are the ones we really need to hear from, because they're the most dug in on the tax question. so you hear some republicans kind of saying, you know, that's a pledge tha
CNN
Nov 26, 2012 7:00pm PST
latest poll, a majority of republicans said tax increases should be part of the fiscal cliff solution. add that to the election results, and the exit poll results, so how much do all those numbers change the political equation for the gop right now? >> it's hard to say definitively, wolf. i think it changes the equation a little bit. but i think what's more interesting, what you're hearing from senator corker and the rest is the sort of sell antic question, not arithmetic, but semantics. when is a tax increase not really a tax increase. if you don't raise the top rate, if you were talking to the senator before, but you do cap deductions, for the wealthy, does that count as a tax increase? in my book it does count. would republicans then be able to say, well, we didn't raise the top rate? so i think what we see going on right now is a lot of theatrics, you see some republicans in the senate. and i would argue that the house republicans are the ones we really need to hear from, because they're the most dug in on the tax question. so you hear some republicans kind of saying, you know, th
CNN
Nov 28, 2012 5:00pm PST
tomorrow we'll have both republican ares and democrats onto talk about the fiscal cliff. it is going to be an interesting show with some fireworks. ac 360 starts now. wolf blitzer is in for anderson cooper. >> thank you. not choosing sides or playing favorite ares there is plenty of that on the other cable news channels. we are interested in facts. they do exist. tonight, the facts about taxes that the majority of americans established on election day. the nation's leading conservative paper is onboard. they now agree with the president who wants to let taxes go up on income on more than $250,000 a year. doing a deal to raise those rates. where all bush cuts on all tax brackets expire at the end of the year. that is something that gives president obama a lot of clout right now. you can agree or disagree with the president obama policy that is for you to decide. congressman happens to disagree strongly but recognizes that the political reality that all tax cuts will expire on january 1st. >> in my view, we all agree that we are not going to raise taxes on people that make less t
CNN
Nov 27, 2012 5:00pm PST
. >>> coming up, raw politics. the fiscal cliff debate shifts to campaign style tactics. the president planning to hit the road to tout his tax plan. i will speak with lobbyist grover norquist and senator dick durbin about what hangs in the balance next. mom? dad? guys? [ engine turns over ] [ engine revs ] ♪ he'll be fine. [ male announcer ] more people are leaving bmw, mercedes and lexus for audi than ever before. take advantage of exceptional values during the season of audi event. he's going to apply testosterone to his underarm. axiron, the only underarm treatment for low t, can restore testosterone levels back to normal in most men. axiron is not for use in women or anyone younger than 18. axiron can transfer to others through direct contact. women, especially those who are or who may become pregnant, and children should avoid contact where axiron is applied as unexpected signs of puberty in children or changes in body hair or increased acne in women may occur. report these signs and symptoms to your doctor if they occur. tell your doctor about all medical conditions and medica
CNN
Nov 21, 2012 7:00pm PST
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CNN
Nov 22, 2012 1:00am PST
from 220 million last year. the report mainly blaming the slow economy and concerns over the fiscal cliff. >>> you can call cobbler the luckiest turkey in america after receiving an official pardon from president obama. unlike millions of other turkeys heading for the oven, cobbler is retiring to george washington's former home at mt. vernon. anderson, back to you. >> susan, thanks very much. we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] itchy dry scalp? get selsun blue for itchy dry scalp. strong itch-fighters target scalp itch while 5 moisturizers leave hair healthy. selsun blue. got a clue? get the blue.
CNN
Nov 27, 2012 1:00am PST
the fiscal cliff solution. add that to the election results, and the exit poll results, so how much do all those numbers change the political equation for the gop right now? >> it's hard to say definitively, wolf. i think it changes the equation a little bit. but i think what's more interesting, what you're hearing from senator corker and the rest is this sort of semantic question, not arithmetic, but semantics. when is a tax increase not really a tax increase. if you don't raise the top rate, if you were talking to the senator before, but you do cap deductions, for the wealthy, does that count as a tax increase? in my book it does count as a tax increase. would republicans then be able to say, well, we didn't raise the top rate? so i think what we see going on right now is a lot of theatrics, you see some republicans in the senate, and i would argue that the house republicans are the ones we really need to hear from, because they're the most dug in on the tax question. so you hear some republicans kind of saying, you know, that's a pledge that was 20 years ago, et cetera, et cetera
CNN
Nov 26, 2012 5:00pm PST
of republicans in the latest poll said tax increases should be part of the fiscal cliff solution. add that to the election results and the exit poll results. how much do all those numbers change the political equation for the gop right now? >> it's hard to say definitively, wolf. it changes the equation a little bit. what's more interesting and what you hear from senator corker and the rest is this sort of see mantic question, not arithmetic but semantics. it's the question of when is the tax increase not really a tax increase? if you don't raise the top rate as you talked to the senator about before, but you do cap deductions for the wealthy? does that count as a tax increase? in my book it does count as a tax increase, but would republicans then be able to say, well, we didn't raise the top rate? so i think what we see going on right now, wolf, is a lot of theatrics. you see some republicans in the senate, and i would argue that the house republicans are the ones we really need to hear from, because they're the most dug in on the tax question. you hear some republicans kind of
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